The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control manages the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, a a nutrition program that provides health education, healthy foods, breastfeeding support, and other services free of charge to South Carolina families who qualify.

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  • Weight Gain and Pregnancy 

    South Carolina WIC (South Carolina State Library, 2017-07)
    Many factors are used to determine the right amount of weight to gain during pregnancy. Discuss with your doctor and keep a record of weight gained each time you visit the doctor. Everything you eat and drink matters. Make ...
  • Depression During or After Pregnancy 

    South Carolina WIC (South Carolina State Library, 2017-09)
    This paper describes depression symptoms that can begin during pregnancy or anytime in the first year after giving birth. It also lists things that can help as well as telephone numbers for support agencies.
  • Is your baby getting enough milk? 

    South Carolina WIC (South Carolina State Library, 2017-04)
    Every mother wonders how to tell if her baby is getting enough milk. You and your body gave your baby what it needed to grow in your tummy. Now you and your body can give him what he needs to grow healthy and strong his ...
  • Infant Nutrition 6-12 Months 

    South Carolina WIC (South Carolina State Library, 2017-07)
    Babies’ growth, development and nutrition needs vary in each stage of infancy. At six months of age, most babies are ready to begin eating solid foods of soft consistency. This brochure discusses signs your baby is ready ...
  • Child’s Portion Size 

    South Carolina WIC (South Carolina State Library, 2017-04)
    This sheet written in English and Spanish compares pictures of everyday items to their equivalent in ounces and cups. Four dice equals 1 oz., a half large boiled egg equals 1/8 cup, a golf ball equals 1/4 cup, a computer ...
  • La diabetes gestacional : Diabetes durante el embarazo 

    South Carolina WIC (South Carolina State Library, 2017-07)
    This brochure, printed in Spanish, describes gestational diabetes, how to know if you are at risk and what you can do to prevent it.
  • Aspectos básicos del bebé Del nacimiento a los 6 meses 

    South Carolina WIC (South Carolina State Library, 2017-07)
    This brochure, printed in Spanish, tells what to expect when caring for a newborn baby. Topics such as sleep, feeding, growth, crying and playtime are discussed.
  • Leaking 

    South Carolina WIC (South Carolina State Library, 2017-06)
    Milk leaking from the breasts is common when you first start nursing. This usually goes away by the time the baby is 6–8 weeks old. In the meantime, this paper, printed in English and Spanish, offers some things you can ...
  • Alimentación del bebé De 6 a 12 meses 

    South Carolina WIC (South Carolina State Library, 2017-07)
    This brochure, printed in Spanish, discusses nutrition and baby foods for infants 6 to 12 months old.
  • Baby basics, birth to 6 months 

    South Carolina WIC (South Carolina State Library, 2017-07)
    This brochure tells what to expect when caring for a newborn baby. Topics such as sleep, feeding, growth, crying and playtime are discussed.
  • Mealtime magic with your 6 to 12 month old 

    South Carolina WIC (South Carolina State Library, 2017-04)
    This brochure helps you know what to expect from your baby between 6 and 12 months old and gives tips for keeping your baby safe at mealtime.
  • Mealtime magic with your 3-4 year old 

    South Carolina WIC Program (South Carolina State Library, 2017-06)
    This brochure helps you develop proper food habits in your children.
  • Gestational diabetes 

    South Carolina WIC Program (South Carolina State Library, 2017-06)
    This brochure describes gestational diabetes, how to know if you are at risk and what you can do to prevent it.
  • Weaning 

    South Carolina WIC Program (South Carolina State Library, 2017-05)
    There is no RIGHT time to wean your baby from the breast. Family, friends, health professionals and even strangers might try to give you many reasons to stop nursing your baby, but the decision should depend on what you ...
  • Tongue Tie 

    South Carolina WIC Program (South Carolina State Library, 2017-04)
    Tongue tie, or ankyloglossia is a condition that is present at birth in some infants. The frenulum is the tissue that attaches the tongue to the floor of the mouth. If the frenulum is too short, too tight, or the attachment ...
  • Feed your future 

    South Carolina WIC Program (South Carolina State Library, 2017-05)
    This sheet printed in both English and Spanish gives the WIC income eligibility requirements.
  • Engorgement 

    South Carolina WIC Program (South Carolina State Library, 2017-05)
    The first milk that your body starts making in late pregnancy is called "colostrum." When your baby is 1-5 days old (normally, about 3½ days old), your milk supply will increase. This is when your milk "comes in." As your ...
  • Vendor handbook 

    South Carolina WIC Program (South Carolina State Library, 2017-03)
    This manual explains the WIC Program vendor responsibilities. Topics covered are: competitive pricing and peer groups, definitions for WIC vendors, DHEC regional map, vendor price surveys, how to become a South Carolina ...
  • New Income Policy Effective April 1, 2017 

    South Carolina WIC Program (South Carolina State Library, 2017-04)
    This describes in English and Spanish how to access WIC services. You must bring proof of income for all household members and you must bring pay stubs for each time you were paid in the last 30 days.
  • Saque tiempo para jugar 

    South Carolina WIC Program (South Carolina State Library, 2017-04)
    This booklet printed in Spanish gives parents, caregivers, child care workers, and early childhood specialists ideas for many physical play activities. Each activity is planned to promote a child’s joy for movement. Each ...

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